Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic decides he should take him to the hospital but once there they decide to send him ... See full summary »
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Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic decides he should take him to the hospital but once there they decide to send him to another hospital and then yet another... As the night unfolds and they can't find a hospital for Mr. Lazarescu, his health starts to deteriorate fast. Written by
The main character's full name is Dante Remus Lazarescu. It is polysemic, because depending on the perspective it has multiple possible meanings or maybe none at all: Italian poet Dante Alighieri wrote in his "Divine Comedy" of the circles of hell. Remus was a co-founder of ancient Rome, killed by his twin. Lazarescu reminds us of the biblical character Lazarus, who was lucky enough to find someone who could raise him from the dead. At the same time, Lazarescu is a very common surname in Romania. Only the forenames 'Dante' and 'Remus' are rather unusual in Romania. See more »
it's a tough bet that the director won. what seems to be odd for such a minimalistic movie is that, with each viewing, you can find a lot of mundane details that fit together and form a more complex picture. of course, that's the whole idea (using minimum means to maximize the effect). in this sense Moartea Domnului Lazarescu stands out as a real piece of work and can almost reach the status of a "cult" picture. i found it a bit too long at times, but you just need to give it a chance, and you'll be hooked. oh, and the actors' performances were outstanding. except for this one, i've never come across a Romanian movie that i could completely "believe" in terms of acting. see it.
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